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AXPONA 2015 Coverage

AXPONA 2015 Coverage

My overall impression of the show was excellent. AXPONA has made tremendous progress in...

DALI Rubicon 6 Loudspeaker Review

DALI Rubicon 6 Loudspeaker Review

Introduction I first ran across DALI loudspeakers at RMAF 2010, and was so impressed...

Exogal Audio Comet DAC Review

Exogal Audio Comet DAC Review

Introduction You can’t swing a dead cat at an audio show without hitting a...

Aluminous Audio Loudspeaker System Review

Aluminous Audio Loudspeaker System Review

In 2001, Krell introduced the LAT-1, a monitor loudspeaker in an all aluminum enclosure....

Magico S1 Loudspeaker Review

Magico S1 Loudspeaker Review

I always know I’m in trouble when the freight truck pulls up in front...

Daily News and Reviews

Acurus Ships Powerful New Scorpion Multi-Zone Amplifier

July 5, 2015
Acurus Ships Powerful New Scorpion Multi-Zone Amplifier

Indy Audio Labs, LLC, owners of the high-performance American-made audio brands, Acurus and Aragon, announced factory shipments have commenced on the Acurus Scorpion, a new multi-zone amplifier designed specifically for medium-to-large residential install and light commercial applications. The Acurus Scorpion combines rugged USA-made construction with the high-end sonic performance Acurus has been known for...
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Cary Audio Launches iOS and Android Apps for the DAC-200ts

July 5, 2015
Cary Audio Launches iOS and Android Apps for the DAC-200ts

Cary Audio launches iOS and Android Apps for the DAC-200ts digital to analog converter! Owners of the DAC-200ts will be able to download the free iOS and Android Apps to use as a remote control for the product. The remote App will allow users to select inputs, adjust volume, change sample rates and power...
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Marten Coltrane Supreme 2 Loudspeaker

July 4, 2015
Marten Coltrane Supreme 2 Loudspeaker

Alan Sircom and Roy Gregory has posted a review of the Marten Coltrane Supreme 2 loudspeakers (€390,000/pair) at Hi-Fi+. Their conclusions: “Paying €390,000 for a pair of loudspeakers is no mean feat, and there are maybe only a few audiophiles with the finances (and room) to own a pair. But the Marten Coltrane Supreme...
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IsoTek EVO3 Sigmas AC Power Conditioner

July 4, 2015
IsoTek EVO3 Sigmas AC Power Conditioner

Jacob Heilbrun has posted a review of the IsoTek EVO3 Sigmas AC power conditioner ($4500) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Judging by the performance of the Sigmas, IsoTek is producing state-of-the-art power devices. If you’re looking for a conditioner to tackle the vexing issue of electricity quality and to improve the sound of...
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Emotiva XMC-1 Surround Sound Processor

July 4, 2015
Emotiva XMC-1 Surround Sound Processor

Kal Rubinson has posted a review of the Emotiva XMC-1 surround sound processor ($2499) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Despite the quibbles I’ve scattered throughout this column, the Emotiva XMC-1 is a powerful and flexible preamplifier-processor that is beyond any serious criticism, especially in view of its very competitive pricing and lack of bugs. Emotiva...
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Beyerdynamic T-1 Headphones

July 4, 2015
Beyerdynamic T-1 Headphones

John Grandberg has posted a review of the Beyerdynamic T-1 headphones ($1299) at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “Despite any misgivings I’ve had over the years, I do consider the T1, in current form, a propitious option. As always, it comes down to preferences. Those wanting a more relaxed presentation than the high-strung HD800, and...
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Creek Evolution 100A Integrated Amplifier

July 3, 2015
Creek Evolution 100A Integrated Amplifier

Herb Reichert has posted a review of the Creek Evolution 100A integrated amplifier ($2195) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “t this point in my life, my audio beliefs and taste direct me toward simple, less expensive systems centered around my computer, a solid turntable, a quality integrated amp (like Creek’s Evolution 100A), and small, classic...
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AKG N60 Noise Cancelling On-Ear Headphones

July 3, 2015
AKG N60 Noise Cancelling On-Ear Headphones

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the AKG N60 noise cancelling on-ear headphones ($249) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The N60 is designed for commuter use, so it’s comfy with smartphone outputs; it is rated at 32 ohm impedance and a relatively high sensitivity of 123dB, but it’s worth noting that, like Sennheiser, AKG...
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Naim SuperUniti Network Integrated Amplifier

July 3, 2015
Naim SuperUniti Network Integrated Amplifier

Nicolas Ripley has posted a review of the Naim SuperUniti network integrated amplifier (£3,675) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “I’m soon to be the proud owner of a Naim SuperUniti, and probably a UnitiServe, too. In fairness, irrespective the wifular intervention, I’m happy to make the change. It has some kind of core effect on...
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Bowers & Wilkins Introduce New P5 Wireless Headphones

July 2, 2015
Bowers & Wilkins Introduce New P5 Wireless Headphones

Bowers & Wilkins, the British loudspeaker company noted for bringing its knowledge and experience of acoustic excellence to the headphone category for the first time with the highly regarded P5 headphones, now announces P5 Wireless – the latest in convenience headphone listening without any compromise in audio quality. P5 Wireless are Bowers & Wilkins...
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3beez Announces The Wax Box 3 Music Management System

July 2, 2015
3beez Announces The Wax Box 3 Music Management System

3beez, LLC (www.3beez.com), a company known for its innovative use of computer technology for home audio, announced the Wax Box 3 system, a new version of its Wax Music Management System for storing, cataloging, and playing music which won a 2015 Editors’ Choice Award from The Absolute Sound. Wax Box 3 returns to the...
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Moon by Simaudio Evolution 760A Stereo Amplifier

July 2, 2015
Moon by Simaudio Evolution 760A Stereo Amplifier

Aron Garrecht has posted a review of the Moon by Simaudio Evolution 760A stereo amplifier ($8000) at SoundStage! Ultra. His conclusions: “he finesse with which the 760A consistently balanced power, transparency, dynamics, tonal colors, and dimensionality, all against near-silent backgrounds, was spellbinding.” You can read the full review here.
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Oppo Digital PM-3 Headphones

July 2, 2015
Oppo Digital PM-3 Headphones

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the Oppo Digital PM-3 headphones ($399) at SoundStage Xperience. His conclusions: “The Oppo Digital PM-3s are a great alternative to ordinary closed-back headphones, with a more trebly and detailed sound than most, and without the big, somewhat booming bass produced by many, if not most, closed-back ’phones....
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Bryston Mini A Loudspeaker

July 2, 2015
Bryston Mini A Loudspeaker

Philip Beaudette has posted a review of the Bryston Mini A loudspeakers ($1200/pair) at SoundStage! Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “This solidly constructed, well-designed speaker not only sounds neutral and clean, it also can handle being played loudly without obvious dynamic compression or distortion.” You can read the full review here.
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Screen Innovations Introduces 390-Inch Diagonal Screen

July 2, 2015
Screen Innovations Introduces 390-Inch Diagonal Screen

Screen Innovations (SI), the purveyors of innovation in the two-piece projection industry, has just changed the commercial video landscape with a revolutionary new design that will create its most massive-sized, and affordable screen option to date. Introducing Slate® Micro Seam, the world’s largest ambient-light rejecting screen available in sizes up to 390-inches diagonally in...
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Parasound Zdac V.2 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

July 1, 2015
Parasound Zdac V.2 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

John Grandberg has posted a review of the Parasound Zdac V.2 headphone amplifier-DAC at InnerFidelity. His conclusions: “The Parasound Zdac was already a very enjoyable device. It offered a very “analog” sound in an attractive, relatively affordable package, from a well known and respected brand. The few complaints I had were all minor in...
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Hidizs AP100 Digital Audio Player

July 1, 2015
Hidizs AP100 Digital Audio Player

Marcusd has posted a review of the Hidizs AP100 digital audio player (£230) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “he Hidizs AP100 is a solid release and given the incremental and rapid firmware updates are bringing out some really hardcore features such as DSD, 32BIT and gapless I can’t fault them for giving this a big...
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Vista Audio Phono 1 Phono Stage

July 1, 2015
Vista Audio Phono 1 Phono Stage

Small Spaces Audio has posted a review of the Vista Audio Phono 1 phono stage ($299). Their conclusions: “Good audio begins with honest quality engineering and the Vista Audio Phono-1 is a fine example that such quality need not be budget busting. By following goals ahead of price point, Boris Sasic has brought a...
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Merrill Audio Taranis Stereo Power Amplifier

July 1, 2015
Merrill Audio Taranis Stereo Power Amplifier

Tom Lyle has posted a review of the Merrill Audio Taranis stereo power amplifier ($2500) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “The Merrill Audio Taranis stereo power amplifier is a fine example of modern audio engineering. President and founder Merrill Wettasing has managed to design a power amplifier that not only sounds great, but...
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Music Technology Modified Oppo BDP-105

July 1, 2015
Music Technology Modified Oppo BDP-105

Lewis Dardick has posted a review of the Music Technology Modified Oppo BDP-105 ($1800 modification only) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “I would say the MT modded Oppo is definitely a no-brainer! It is certainly a mod you may want consider, since, from my perspective, at its $1800 price tag, it may be the...
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Elliott Studio Arts Model 66-001p Preamplifier

July 1, 2015
Elliott Studio Arts Model 66-001p Preamplifier

Greg Voth has posted a review of the Elliott Studio Arts Model 66-001p preamplifier ($3990) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “There’s much to love about music played thru the Elliott Studio Arts Series Sixty-Six Model 66-001p stereo preamp. It’s quite transparent and neutral, something that can’t be said about my Conrad Johnson PV-5 preamp....
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Wilson Audio Sabrina Loudspeaker

July 1, 2015
Wilson Audio Sabrina Loudspeaker

Ken Kessler has posted a review of the Wilson Audio Sabrina loudspeakers ($15,900) at Hi-Fi News and Record Review. His conclusions: “Sometimes, you really don’t have to look a gift horse in the mouth: the Sabrina is the best value Wilson speaker ever – and I’ve heard all of them since the first WATT....
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Sunshine S50 Under-Boards and S4 Bases

June 30, 2015
Sunshine S50 Under-Boards and S4 Bases

Anthony Nicosia has posted a review of the Sunshine S50 Under-Boards ($150) and S4 Bases ($160) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “The nice thing about the Sunshine S50 under-board platforms and S4 bases is they are not complicated to use nor do they require hundreds of hours to determine if they are for...
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GamuT Limited Edition Di150 Integrated Amplifier

June 30, 2015
GamuT Limited Edition Di150 Integrated Amplifier

Ron Nagle has posted a review of the GamuT Limited Edition Di150 iIntegrated amplifier ($11,990) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “I see the Di150LE as a bed rock starting point for building a system from scratch. Its very natural neutrality dictates that you must proceed carefully to match every source component. At 700...
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YG Acoustics Carmel 2 Loudspeaker

June 30, 2015
YG Acoustics Carmel 2 Loudspeaker

Phil Gold has posted a review of the YG Acoustics Carmel 2 loudspeakers ($24,300/pair) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “The Carmel 2 sounds like a bigger brother to the Carmel, but actually it’s slightly slimmer (41″ x 9″ x 13″ versus 41″ x 11″ x 15″). The Carmel 2 is a thorough revision...
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